Public Health
Proper Sitting Posture
Health education does not mean disease prevention and treatment only. It also features knowledge of daily healthy practices. This covers our lifestyle, including nutrition, exercise, quitting smoking, jogging, as well as other simple work-outs. Improper sitting posture causes untold muscular and orthopedic problems, which could affect neurological function. sitting for long periods of time can increase your chances of obesity and associated health issues. This affects the quality of life. 
 
Habit triggers:
  • Ling working periods.
  • Lazy lifestyle.
Poor sitting posture symptoms:
  • Shoulder and neck pain.
  • Headache.
  • Vision problems.
  • Lower back and lower limbs pain.
Prevention:
First: Reduce sitting time: 
  • Every 30 minutes, stand up and walk 3-4 times.
  • Perform tasks where sitting is not required, such making phone calls while standing or walking.
  • Provide a table to perform tasks while standing.
Second: Exercises and healthy lifestyle: 
  • Change your visual focus point.
  • Perform exercises to strengthen your eye muscles.
  • perform stretching and simple exercises.
  • Adjust the chair and desk heights, where your arm is parallel to tabletop to reach both mouse and keyboard seamlessly.
  • Adjust chair posture where your back of your knee does not touch the chair, with feet rested on the floor.
  • Position the top of the monitor properly to your seated eye level.
  • Use bigger fonts.
Frequently asked questions:
  • What general guidelines should be considered for seated workstations? 
  • What are neck exercises to reduce pain?
  • What are poor sitting postures? 
 
Health Enhancement and Health Education General Department
For more information, please email us on:
 Hpromotion@moh.gov.sa   
 
 
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